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Novel block co-polymers for easy-to-clean surfaces

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Dr. Sasha Yvonnie Heriot, Chamelitc Ltd, Great Britian presents in the framework of a conference smart material design for easy clean surfaces. They developed novel block co-polymers for bothindustrial and domestic applications using technology based on polymer technology.

Repelling water droplets on an easy-to-clean surface. Source: Tego

Repelling water droplets on an easy-to-clean surface. Source: Tego

Dr. Sasha Yvonnie Heriot, Chamelitc Ltd, Great Britian presents in the framework of a conference smart material design for easy clean surfaces. They developed novel block co-polymers for both industrial and domestic applications using technology based on polymer technology. Such polymers can self assemble into micelles which are able to adsorb onto a broad range of substrates including metal, glass, plastic and painted surfaces. These materials are of great interest due to their wide variety of uses, in particular where controlled changes in properties such as adhesion, lubrication, and wetting are required. By carefully tuning the polymer properties using controlled/living radical polymerization (CLRP) techniques Heriot and Co-workers have developed surface treatments which exhibit beneficial properties such as prevention / reduction in the build up of dust and dirt. The treatment repels dirt and dust particulates and if they do stick, they are rinsed away easily with water. During her talk the also will report in in-house testing methods and she will describe tests and results obtained from an external dust testing facility. The European Coatings Conference "Easy to clean / Self-Cleaning Coatings" takes place 8/9 December 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

related links:

http://www.european-coatings.com/events/ecc.cfm

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